Holiday road, trail races aplenty across NH
David MacPherson of Hooksett runs in the Fisher Cats’ Thanksgiving 5K race at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester last year. The race will run again this year. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Things will get moving this afternoon in Newton, where the Turkey Trot 5K is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Registration will take place at Gallien’s Beach in Derry from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
With Thanksgiving-themed road or trail footraces scheduled in 17 communities — one Wednesday afternoon, the rest Thursday morning, you don’t have to travel far to earn your bird.
Newton: Turkey Trot 5K, 3 p.m., The Hen House Bar & Grill, 85 South Main St.
Bow: Fifth annual Bow Police Association 5K Turkey Trot, 8 a.m., Bow High School, 32 White Rock Hill Road
Colebrook: Make Room For Pie 5K Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., North Country Community Recreation Center, 33 Rec Center Road
Derry: 40th annual Greater Derry Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., Galliens Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102
Keene: Wobble Gobble (4M), 8:30 a.m., Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St. Madison: Purity Spring Thanksgiving Day 5K Trail Race, 9 a.m., King Pine Ski Area, Route 153
Merrimack: Turkey Trot 5K, 8 a.m., Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St.
Nashua: Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Day 5K, 8 a.m., Nashua High School South Track, 36 Riverside St.
Nottingham: second annual Dunbarton Estates Turkey Trot 5K, 8 a.m., corner of Francesca Way and Michela Way
Rochester: Free Fall Classic 5K, 8:30 a.m., Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield St.
Sunapee: 5K Sunapee Turkey Trot, 9 a.m., Sunapee Harbor Gazebo, 71 Main St.
Whitefield: Severance Wilderness Trail Run, 8:30 a.m., Severance Homestead, 544 Jefferson Road.